'Uri' might have missed four National Awards by an inch

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: August 10, 2019 12:07 IST
'Uri' might have missed four National Awards by an inch

'Uri' might have missed four national awards by an inch
'Uri: The Surgical Strike', which released on January 2019, won four awards at 66th National Film Awards which honoured 2018's best films. One of those four included the 'best actor' award for Vicky Kaushal which he shared with Aayushman Khurana for 'Andhadhun.'
There is an interesting thing that everyone failed to notice. The 66th National Film Awards will honour and reward films that came out in 2018. Because Uri: The Surgical Strike released on January 11, 2019. it left many wondering if the film was even eligible for the awards.
Here is the answer to it. One of the criteria for any film to enter the competition was it should've been certified by CBFC between January 1 and December 31, 2018. 'Uri' was certified on December 31, 2018, making it eligible for the awards.
Uri won the Best Director award for Aditya Dhar and Best Actor award for Vicky Kaushal. The film that saw Vicky play an Indian Army officer also won the Sound Designer award (Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee) and Best Music Director (Background Music) for Shashwat Sachdev.